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Belgium comeback breaks Japan hearts at the death

BELGIUM 2 (Vertonghen 69’, Fellaini, 74’, Chadli 90+4’) JAPAN 2 (Haraguchi 48’, Inui 52’) By Caleb Lawrence Belgium has come from two goals down against Japan to score a stoppage-time winner with virtually the last kick of the match to secure a 3-2 victory and a place in the quarter-finals. The Japanese were on the […]

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Poland bow out with a win as Japan progresses to knockout stage

Japan 0 Poland 1 (Bednarek 59′) By Patrick Woods Japan has progressed to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite losing to Poland 1-0, after finishing ahead of Senegal due to the Fair Play rule. A second half goal to Polish fullback Jan Bednarek was the difference on a hot afternoon in Volgograd, where […]

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Group H wide open as Japan fights back for 2-2 draw with Senegal

Japan 2 (Inui 34′, Honda 78′) Senegal 2 (Mané 11′, Wagué 71′) By Patrick Woods Japan has come from behind twice to draw 2-2 with Senegal in Ekaterinburg meaning the Group H qualification places will only be decided on the final matchday. The draw puts the two teams level at the top of the group […]

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Japan 2-1 winners over 10-man Colombia

Japan 2 (Kagawa 6′ pen., Osaka 73′) Colombia 1 (Quintero 39′) By Jacob Howard It took Colombia only three minutes to receive the first red card of tournament, leaving them with only ten players to take on Japan in their World Cup opener in Saransk. Japan looked to dominate over Colombia the entire match with […]

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By Jacob Howard Team: Japan Nickname: Samurai Blue World Cup appearances: 5 World Cup ranking: 61 Coach: Akira Nishino Captain: Makoto Hasebe Player to watch: Keisuke Honda Japan’s biggest attacking threat, particularly with his set-piece prowess. In the Russia 2018 squad, he is the leading scorer for Japan with 36 goals. Now plays his club […]

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Getting Real About Illicit Drug Use at EDM Festivals

The electronic dance music (EDM) business, propelled by large scale music festivals, has grown to an estimated worth of $4.5 billion, […]

World XI – Jakob Gisik

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (France) Lloris edges out Golden Glove winner Thibaut Courtois as the starting goalkeeper. The French captain wasn’t […]

World XI – Vincent Smith-Koppie

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (Belgium) Thibaut Courtois finished the World Cup with a tournament-high 27 saves including some special efforts in […]

World XI – Ben James

Goalkeeper – Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) The main reason behind Denmark’s group stage survival, Kasper more than lived up to his […]

World XI – Michael Djordjieski

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford (England) The 24-year-old Everton shot stopper was immense for England throughout the tournament. Pickford arguably produced […]

World XI – Josh Knox

Goalkeeper – Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico) Ochoa only featured in the four matches but made a whopping 25 saves in the […]

World XI – Dominic Unwin

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford Gareth Southgate’s decision to leave veteran Joe Hart out of England’s squad paid off after Pickford […]